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avitaminosis

[ey-vahy-tuh-muh-noh-sis] /eɪˌvaɪ tə məˈnoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
any disease caused by a lack of vitamins.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; a-6 + vitamin + -osis
Related forms
avitaminotic
[ey-vahy-tuh-muh-not-ik] /eɪˌvaɪ tə məˈnɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for avitaminosis

avitaminosis

/æˌvɪtəmɪnˈəʊsɪs; ˌævɪˌtæmɪˈnəʊsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
any disease caused by a vitamin deficiency in the diet
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avitaminosis in Medicine

avitaminosis a·vi·ta·min·o·sis (ā-vī'tə-mĭ-nō'sĭs)
n.
A disease, such as scurvy, beriberi, or pellagra, caused by deficiency of one or more essential vitamins.

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